If you have the impression that most of the nation’s paid sick leave legislative action is taking place in Cook County, you are correct. Political subdivisions of the County must decide whether to opt out of or comply with the Cook County Earned Sick Leave Ordinance and Minimum Wage Ordinance, both of which are effective July 1, 2017.
Arlington, Burr Ridge, Hickory Hill and Palatine have joined the growing list of municipalities that have opted out of the County Ordinances. My list now has 18 municipalities that have nixed the Earned Sick Leave Ordinance. More will join the list.
I have listed the Cook County “opt-outs” on the PSL Laws and Resources page of my blog, just below the link to the Cook County Ordinance.
Cook County enacted the ESL Ordinance in October 2016. Generally, it requires covered employers to allow employees to accrue one hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours worked. My posts about that Ordinance are here and here.